"Terrell Prudé, Jr."
microman at cmosnetworks.com
Tue Jan 4 23:30:44 UTC 2005
Ascension Tech wrote:
>I'm looking to upgrade our network to full gigabit (instead of just
>the backbone). Will i see a major boost in performance using gigabit
>even with the pentuims and 486's?
>Happy new year!
Negative. The clients don't benefit from anything beyond 100Mb.
What does matter is that your server has Gigabit or faster, and that the
server's plugged into a Gig-E switch port. Matter of fact, if you have
Gig-E NICs that support being ganged together in an EtherChannel link,
you can put two or three Gig-E NICs in your server and actually support
30+ people running TuxType simultaneously. It's all about server bandwidth.
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